I don't normally write reviews but feel that the ones for Casa Bianca give a slightly false impression. I would agree with most of the positives detailed in the other reviews. The food and accommodation is good overall and Graham and Kate provide a welcoming and relaxed environment. Unfortunately a few issues left a slightly sour taste - Breakfast is served 8-9am and they appear to be very strict on this, as when one couple arrived at 9.02 the cooked breakfast option was not offerred or available. Also although the english breakfast was freshly cooked to order, the chef was not willing or able to offer any variations, such as poached, boiled or scrambled eggs and the portion provided was effectively for a child, although you could have filled up on the part baked bread and conserves, provided there were some left. Afternoon tea was great but there were also a few issues with dinner, some evenings it was very good (duck) and some evenings it was quite poor (fish pie), but there was always more than enough wine to go round! Another problem concerned hot water. We had a room with a bath and its own boiler but if one of us had a bath (half full) the other couldn't have a hot shower until the next day. If showers were had the water was always going cold at the end of the second shower. Also I wouldn't recommend that you mop your bathroom floor with towels should the need arise as after one change of towels during the week we were not allowed to change towels again. I was certainly glad that I'd brought my own at this point but others in the Chalet were not so fortunate and had to use the dirty and wet towels that had been hung up to dry when the room was serviced. My final gripe concerns toilet roll... I don't consider myself to be an excessive user but on more than one occasion, I had to go and ask for more, which I felt was an unnecessary annoyance. We really enjoyed our trip to Bardy though and the instructor, Fulvio, was a legend. If you get the chance go for an evening meal at the top of the Mountain (Rachel and Aldos)... this is run as an excursion by the tour companies but if you book direct with them and catch the last drag lift up, it's cheaper and you can ski down the mountain in the moonlight afterwards with Rachel acting as guide and Aldo (and their crazy dog) following and lighting up the piste on the skidoo. unforgettable... the food was excellent as well. The best place for lunch appeared to the the restaurant opposite the chair lift from Campo Smith. To sum up the above, I would recommend Casa Bianca but wished it could have been a little better!
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